This Week's e-QB
June 10, 2016

Brad Savage, PD, WAPS/Akron
Finding Stability, Creativity and Growth in the Non-Comm Triple A World

By the time Brad Savage took the stellar reputation he built as the PD at WCNR/Charlottesville and headed to Akron’s non-comm WAPS, he was following the path laid out by many high profile PDs before him, including KCMP/Minneapolis’ Jim McGuinn, KCSN/Los Angeles’ Sky Daniels and WNRN/Charlottesville’s Mark Keefe, among others. In this FMQB interview, Savage talks about what it is that keeps attracting commercial radio programmers to the left end of the dial, the musical freedom he’s experiencing and the new experience of programming directly for the people who pay the bills: the members. [more]

Public Radio…Public Radio

For our newest Programming to Win column, Larry Johnson of Paragon Media dives into the world of Public Radio. Johnson gives us all a history lesson about non-commercial radio and takes a look around the diverse role that these stations play on the dial today.

Which songs do you feel will define the summer of 2016 and who is your sleeper pick break-out new artist for the summer? [more]

Pitbull, Rob Miller, Skywalker, Magic, Jordan Fisher, Java Joel [more]

CBS Radio's Music Summit Hits Manhattan [more]

John Ivey, Lee Leipsner, Jeremy Rice, Nikki Farag, John Boulos, Felicia Swerling [more]

Breaking News
European Music Industry Reacts to "Brexit"
iHeartMedia-Nashville Names Morgan Huelsman Digital PD
In Brief - June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016
Republic Records Names Dan Cohen As VP/Marketing
WMMR/Philadelphia's 11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive Hailed A Big Success
CBS Radio's Lisa Dent, Tim Roberts & Mick Anselmo Honored By Country Radio Hall Of Fame
June 22, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as Chief Financial Officer
iHeartMedia Cannes Event With Ryan Seacrest And Usher
Berlin School & iHeartMedia Announce Return Of 'Leadership in Audio Innovation' Scholarship Competition
iHeartMedia/St. Louis Announces Launch Of Pride Radio St. Louis
June 21, 2016
Community Broadcasters Purchase Florida Stations From Apex Broadcasting
jâcapps to Host Webinar on Understanding the Connected Car
NAB Introduces Inaugural PILOT Innovation Challenge
Report: Syndicated Radio Morning Host Kane Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Wife
In Brief - June 21, 2016
June 20, 2016
Public Voting for National Radio Hall of Famers Starts Today
Music Artists & Industry Unite for DMCA Reform Appeal
iHeartMedia Launches First Programmatic Private Marketplace For Digital Radio
In Brief - June 20, 2016
June 17, 2016
CBS Radio Houston Names Rich Pangilinan APD/MD At KKHH (Hot 95.7)
Nielsen: The Modern Dad: An Untapped Audience For Marketers
Alpha Media Portland Names Kelsey McDaniel Director of Marketing
June 16, 2016
iHeartMedia Names Dan Mason as Senior Advisor for Broadcast Relations
Y100 Announces Mia Amini as Assistant Program Director
Music News
Kelly Clarkson Signs Worldwide Deal With Atlantic Records
Quick Hits: Bernie Worrell, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Kennedy Center Honors, Ralph Stanley
Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Trial
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The BET Awards
Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan
Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Christina Aguilera, Meat Loaf, Suicide Squad soundtrack
The Recording Academy Announces Amendments and Dates For Grammy Voting
Quick Hits: Phantogram and Tupac Shakur
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Grammys, Deftones, Lollapalooza, Charlie Puth
Kanye West Announces Saint Pablo Tour
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Colbie Caillat, BET Awards, Breakaway Music Festival
Singer Christina Grimmie Shot and Killed After Concert

Brad Savage, PD

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